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Program B: Grants

Program Authorization: Act 742 of 1995

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Grants Program is to improve conditions in Louisiana communities and to create an ethic of service by engaging individuals of all ages and backgrounds in community service.

The goals of the Grants Program are:

1. To improve the ability of Louisiana communities to address critical educational, environmental, public safety and human needs.

2. To cultivate greater civic responsibility among all Louisianians.

 

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Education for the Learn and Serve Program, a School-Based Program. Federal Funds are derived from the National and Community Service Act of 1990.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,456,783

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,456,783

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$0

$1,312,421

0

 

Other Adjustments - IAT from the Department of Education and Federal Funds from the Corporation for National Service in Washington, DC relative to developing and funding of the AmeriCorps volunteer programs, and the Learn and Serve curriculums in grades K through 12.

 

 

 

 

$0

$2,769,204

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

$0

$1,312,421

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 190.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($2,769,204) for this program. The 90% increase is due to budgeting the additional IAT and Federal Funds available for the AmeriCorps volunteer programs and the Learn: Serve curriculums for grades K through 12.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$2,154,146

 

Louisiana Serve Commission (Federal Funds) - The Louisiana Serve Commission receives funding from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, established under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. The Louisiana Serve Commission receives a formula grant to administer the AmeriCorp and Lean and Serve programs. This program engages Louisianians of all ages in meeting the most critical educational, public safety, human and environmental needs of our communities.

$615,058

 

Interagency Transfer from the Louisiana Department of Education to provide Louisianians with high quality service learning activities throughout the school year.

 

 

 

$2,769,204

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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